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What is D.A.R.C.?

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The Difficult Airway Research Collaboration was founded in 2014 by Robert Greif and Lorenz Theiler to meet the challenges of modern airway research. It is a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a society and seated in Bern, Switzerland. Through its founding members, D.A.R.C. is associated with the University Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Inselspital and University of Bern, Switzerland.

To provide valuable high-level data, prospective randomized studies are necessary, including hundreds of patients. To obtain these numbers, multicenter studies are needed. Therefore, D.A.R.C. promotes networking, provides mentoring of research, and directly supports individual studies of its members. Following these aims, D.A.R.C. has a clear mission: to support the international collaboration of high quality airway management research.

To reach these goals, D.A.R.C. reaches out to clinically working researchers and manufacturers of airway management devices:

  • Are you a researcher interested in airway management?
  • Do you want to become a member of our collaborative group?

Please check out this webpage on how to become a member.

Are you a representative of a company investing in airway management devices? Are you interested in supporting airway research? Please contact us.

D.A.R.C. envisions an international network of industry independent airway management researchers working together to produce meaningful clinical results in order to foster patient safety in airway management.

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